Changes for Trash, Recycling in Harrison Township

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Changes for Trash, Recycling in Harrison Township

Residents Asked to Contact Rumpke by June 22

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Harrison Township and Rumpke Waste & Recycling are partnering to enhance trash and recycling services for residents. Starting Aug. 1, 2018, all trash and recycling will be picked up with automated service by Rumpke.

For automated service, all materials must now fit inside the associated Rumpke cart. Residents will continue using a green 65-gallon cart for recycling. Residents are asked to contact Rumpke by June 22 to select a trash cart size for their household. The three options are 95-, 65- and 35-gallons. Residents should contact Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 or by email at northwest.market@rumpke.com. Cart delivery will occur in late-July at no additional charge.

“The new program will allow residents to choose the best option that works for them with no cost increase for service,” said Kristofer McClintick, Harrison Township administrator. “It will give our streets a clean, uniform appeal on service days. Harrison Township will become the first jurisdiction in Montgomery County to use fully automated service.”

Residents will receive a letter from Rumpke with details about the transition. Residents who do not make a selection will automatically receive a 95-gallon cart.

“We appreciate the opportunity to service Harrison Township,” said Brent Ball, Rumpke municipal representative. “Automated collection improves safety for our team and the motoring public.”

* There are three steps for placing carts out for collection:

  • Place items inside the cart and close the lid
  • Face the opening of the cart toward the street (face handle away)
  • Place the cart within 3 ft. of the street and 3 ft. away from objects or obstructions

If residents have extra trash or recycling, additional carts are available for rent from Rumpke. Harrison Township also sells special “overage” bags from the township office at 5945 N. Dixie Dr., which may be placed out for collection on service day. All other materials left outside the carts will not be collected.

“Our main priority is making sure residents receive the level of service they expect and deserve,” said McClintick. “We recommend going with a larger cart. Our research shows that most residents will appreciate the extra capacity.”

Rumpke will collect up to three bulky items on collection day. Examples include furniture, appliances, mattresses and large toys. Mattresses and upholstered items must be wrapped and sealed in a plastic containment bag, available for purchase from Harrison Township. Residents are asked to contact Rumpke 24-hours in advance of setting a bulk item out for pick up.